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anCnoc Twitter Tasting with WhiskyBrother

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I love twitter tastings.  It is an opportunity to taste really interesting whiskies.  Imagine my delight when Whisky Brother sent out a tweet asking people who are interested in an anCnoc twitter tasting to email him.  My email was sent in a flash!  Twitter tastings are fun makes me feel like a kid in a candy store. And this WhiskyBrother anCnoc Twitter Tasting is going to be something really special.  Not only will we have the opportunity to try the 12 yo, but also the 18 yo and the 24 yo. 

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Netflorist Valentine’s Day Gift ideas

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I love Netflorist.  Well perhaps I need to rephrase that. John, my husband, loves Netflorist.  John travels frequently and as Murphy’s Law would have it, his travel frequently fall over Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or our wedding anniversary.  He can’t always plan his travel. However, he is well aware  that he has to make up for not being there on special days.  So he loves Netflorist. For obvious reasons, I call it Netflorist Valentine’s Day!  He logs in, places a quick order and then goes on his travels without worrying.  He knows that flowers, chocolates or gifts, appropriately pretty and luxurious will arrive at the house on time. 

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New Year’s Resolution – More whisky

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It is that time of the year where everyone starts new, fresh and full of energy.  December gave me some time to relax and regroup after a busy 2016 and what better way to start 2017 with a New Year’s resolution. However, as time goes on and life gets in the way, you forget your resolution.  By end of February, any news years resolution is long forgotten.  The gym is a good example.  In January, you can’t get an open bike / machine/ walker for love or money.  By the end of February, there are a few open spaces and by June… lots of space.

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Winner: Whisky of the Year 2016 Edition

 2016 Whisky of the Year Edition winner

One of the last things I do on the blog for each year is choose my top whisky for the year.  I take a look at all the whiskies that was rated Divine and through a blind taste test, I find who is the ultimate winner – my Whisky of the Year.  I have tried some amazing drams over the years.  And this year is no exception.  During this year, there has been wonderful whiskies that left a smile on our faces but also a few that had me reach for the antacids. 

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Top 5 Single Malts 2016 Edition (under R750)!

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Following on from my post last week on the Top 5 Blends 2016 edition, I have worked hard to define my Top 5 Single Malts 2016. I have tasted a considerable variety of whiskies in order to sort the good from the bad, the cheap from the tasty. Keeping it under R500 for the single malts have become impossible. With the decline in the currency and the general increase in single malt prices, I had to lift the price point to around R750. But fear not, there are many delicious Single malts at this price point. So, are you looking for a gift for your boss? You want to impress someone but not break the bank? Look no further, to my Top 5 Single Malts 2016 Edition. All available under R750.

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